caluser2000 wrote:Ta man. I think I got some 72 pin simms off you a while back. Really only need to plug the begger and start it up. 10mins should be enough.
Well, then that works out to the better, you know the routine and the address. You are welcome any time. Phone first to make sure I'm in! (Tomorrow I may be out for most of the morning so try after 2pm).
I've noticed there's a bit of flex in the mobo and it can touch the bottom of the case quite easily. I'll be putting a few extra nylon stand offs/pads in place to stop this happening in future.
Yes, Motherboard is only supported at the rear and half way along it's length (at the edges). Support is absolutely minimal, flexibility absolutely assured. The old red pink sponge stuff that PC mobos used under the solder side when shipping is a highly recommended addition to any Archimedes case. It's a great barrier for use here - I can't claim the credit for this hack, and I haven't got any in my machines 'cos I've never had a large enough sheet to use - I suppose I should just glue an AT sized chunk in the front where the biggest concern might be, but I don't do gymnastics on the desk while the computer is plugged in so it's never been a problem, shouldn't really be an issue for anybody under normal operating conditions, these machines are 20+ years old, and it never seemed to get much press in the 80s when they came out. Again, another design issue. Have I got more complaints, you betcha. Just as well I like Acorn machines, I forgive you!
Blow this PSU cap. thing for a joke. (pun intended). I'm going to have to get a slitting saw set up on a milling machine or similar just to take this PSU thing apart neatly to fix it. Since it still powers the computer, and the smell is gone, I'll just use the PSU as is.